By Jarrod Heil

9 Techniques to Not Fall Prey to Roofing Scams After Storms

The cool winds have prevailed. The rain has stopped falling. All the damage has been done. Storm chaser roofing companies and contractors are now rolling into town disguising their roofing scams as your saving grace.

While repairing your property is likely at the top of your to-do list after a storm, it’s crucial to ensure your repairs are handled by one of the many credible, licensed companies or contractors. It’s important to hire someone who’s worthy of your trust and meets your needs at an affordable price.

Phony storm chaser roofing companies and contractors prey on areas that have just been impacted by storms. Most of the time they get away with their roofing scams because it takes a few years for a credible company to come in and point out mistakes. By that time, the sham contractor is long gone.

The following nine techniques help you choose from one of the many credible companies out there so you stay away from shady storm chaser roofing companies:

Be Cautious of the Door-To-Door Roofing Sales Pitch

Speak with Your Insurance Claims Adjuster Before Signing Anything

Get Two or Three Written Work Estimates

Get an Estimate in Writing for the Work and Materials

Be Weary of a Rock-Bottom Starting Bid

Check Licenses, Proof of Insurance and the Better Business Bureau

Never Pay up Front or in Cash

Don’t Move Too Quickly

Never Sign a Contract with Blanks